Rev. Dr. Leslie Tune Copeland, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, National Council of Churches
Rev. Dr. Copeland-Tune has served as the Director of Mobilization for the NCC’s “A.C.T. Now to End Racism”, the Director of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, the Director for the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, and as Minister of Congregational Live for Clifton Park Baptist Church.
Cassandra Carmichael, Executive Director
Executive Director, NRPE
Cassandra has been with NRPE since 2013. She has extensive experience with faith-based advocacy and outreach and has worked with the National Council of Churches USA, the Center for a New American Dream, and on various federal task forces and advisory councils.
Kara Ball, Treasurer
Kara Ball is the Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships at American Forests. She has considerable program and policy expertise and has worked with the Girl Scouts of America and the National Wildlife Federation. She holds a Masters in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland.
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Summers
Evangelical Environmental Network
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Summers is the Board Chair for the Evangelical Environmental Network. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University and also holds teaching roles at Southern Wesleyan University and Oklahoma University.
Franciscan Action Network
Michele Dunne, OFS is the Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network. Michelle is a professed Secular Franciscan who has spent her career prior to FAN on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
Abby Levine is the first Executive Director of the Jewish Social Justice Rountable. She has also worked with America Votes, DC Vote, and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe
United Methodist Church
Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe is immediate past General Secretary for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church and was the first woman elected President of the Methodist Judicial Council.
Director, Office of Domestic Social Development, U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops
Richard works closely with Bread on the Circle of Protection, the alliance of Christian leaders committed to ending poverty. Coll formerly served as foreign policy advisor for the office of international justice and peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton
Christian Medthodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Jefferson-Snorton is a pastor, preacher, teacher, chaplain, author and executive leader in religion and pastoral care. In 2010, she was elected the 59th Bishop of the CME Church, the denomination's first female elected to the episcopal office.
Religious Action Center for Reformed Judaism
Barbara Weinstein is the Religious Action Center's Associate Director, where she helps guide the RAC’s broad range of social justice work. She is also the Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.
Bishop Carroll A. Baltimore
Creation Justice Ministries; International Community Baptist Churches
Bishop Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr., ThD, DMin, is the Board Chair for Creation Justice Ministries. He is the senior pastor and leader of the International Community Baptist Churches, USA and the Philippines as well as the founder of the CAB Outreach International Ministries, Inc.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Arden Shenker, a lawyer with expertise in energy, and gas law, is past chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
Catholic Relief Services
Bill O’Keefe is the Executive Vice President for Mission and Mobilization for Catholic Relief Services with an expertise in international issues.